Meet Our Old Salt Festival Headliners for 2024 - Old Salt Co-op

Meet Our Old Salt Festival Headliners for 2024

The Last Revel, Emily Nenni, and Summer Dean are bringing each night of OSF to a fun and raucous finale. Learn more about our headliners here. 

We’re excited to welcome The Last Revel, Emily Nenni, and Summer Dean to the Mannix Family Ranch for the weekend of June 21-23rd. Below, you can learn more about each of these dynamic acts in order of appearance.

We’ll follow up in the next few weeks with more about our musical acts to come, stay tuned!

Friday Night: The Last Revel Brings Bluegrass To The Mannix Ranch

 

The Last Revel is not your ordinary band; they're a musical force of nature, blending elements of folk, rock, and bluegrass into a sound that is uniquely their own. Hailing from the Midwest, this trio of multi-instrumentalists Ryan Acker (banjo, guitar, vocals), Lee Henke (guitar, vocals), and Vincenzio Donatelle (upright bass, vocals) — has been captivating audiences with an infectious energy since their debut record in 2014. 

Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Last Revel began their musical journey with a shared passion for storytelling and a deep love for traditional American music. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and The Band, they set out to create music that speaks to the heart and soul of the listener.

What sets The Last Revel apart is their fearless approach to genre-bending, seamlessly blending folk melodies with gritty rock riffs and driving bluegrass rhythms. As performers, The Last Revel commands the stage with an electrifying presence and chemistry. 

With a string of critically acclaimed albums under their belt, including "Hoss and the Blackout" and "Fool's Spring," The Last Revel earned a reputation as one of the most exciting bands on the Americana music scene. Their music plays on radio stations across the country, and they've shared the stage with renowned acts such as Trampled by Turtles, The Devil Makes Three, and Railroad Earth.

But for The Last Revel, it's not just about the music — it's also about the connection they share with fans and the thrill of bringing people together through the power of song. We’re excited for them to bring the heat on the first night of OSF 2024!

Saturday Night: Rising Star Emily Nenni Is A Songwriting Dreamboat

Emily Nenni is a rising star in the realm of Americana and folk music, known for her soul-stirring vocals, evocative songwriting, and magnetic stage presence. Rooted in the rich tradition of storytelling, Nenni's songs are personal yet relatable, drawing inspiration from her own life experiences and the world around her. 

Surprisingly, she never saw herself on stage. Instead, she envisioned life as a songwriter. This lends to her ability to tell stories through music that is deeply her own. Listen to her single “Long Road” and it’s easy to write your own stories alongside her. 

But, for an initially reluctant performer, Nenni commands the stage with grace and power. Whether she's playing solo with just her guitar or backed by a full band, she has a rare ability to transport listeners to another place and time with her music.

With a growing catalog of critically acclaimed albums and EPs to her name, including "Hell of a Woman" and "Lost, Then Found," Nenni has earned praise from fans and critics alike for her undeniable talent and unwavering commitment to her art. She has shared the stage with artists such as Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, and Margo Price.

With her soulful voice and poetic lyricism, Emily Nenni is a true troubadour, carrying on the timeless tradition of American folk music while blazing her own trail in the modern music landscape. She brings this big, heartful energy to our stage on Saturday night. 

Sunday Evening: Summer Dean Returns in Big Texas Style

Summer Dean, a star in the Texas music scene, embodies the spirit and soul of traditional country music with a modern twist. Hailing from the Lone Star State, Dean's journey into the world of music began at a young age, as she was ranch-raised on a rich diet of classic country and honky-tonk melodies.

With a voice blending vulnerability and strength, Dean cuts an enrapturing figure onstage. Drawing inspiration from her life experiences, she weaves tales of love, loss, and redemption into her songs. And, to top it all off, she’s the kind of funny and fun onstage that makes you wish you were friends offstage.

Musically, Dean pays homage to the legends of country music while also pushing the genre forward with her big Texas sound. Her soulful vocals are complemented by infectious melodies and toe-tapping rhythms that are both fresh and familiar. 

With a string of acclaimed singles and albums to her name, Dean has quickly established herself as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Texas in recent years. Her rise to prominence shows no signs of slowing down, and she continues to win over new fans with her ability to be a force-of-nature within the moment. 

In a music industry often dominated by trends and gimmicks, Summer Dean stands out as a timeless type of artist, staying true to her roots while deftly carving her own path. She returns to the Old Salt stage to close out the festival on Sunday evening, and we’re already shining up our dancing shoes for her incredible show. 

Get Tickets Now, And Get Entered to Win Our Raffle Prizes

For the next four weeks, we’ll be raffling off a series of prizes for folks who buy their tickets. If you get your tickets tomorrow by 12pm, you’ll be entered for our first drawing tomorrow, May 24th. 

We’re giving away a Meat Bundle tomorrow, and next week’s winner will take home an Old Salt-branded ROVR cooler. 

Buy your tickets today, we can’t wait to see you in Helmville!